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Sources of Funds and Investment Activities of Venture Capital Funds: Evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK.

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Using a newly constructed data set, we compare sources of funds and investment activities of venture capital (VC) funds in Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK. Sources of VC funds differ significantly across countries, eg banks are particularly important in Germany, corporations in Israel, insurance companies in Japan and pension funds in the UK. VC investment patterns also differ across countries in terms of the stage, sector of financed companies and geographical focus of investments. We find...

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Volume:
3340
Series:
Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2002-01-01
URN:
uuid:92e11f96-d150-4fc0-8ee0-ead36a9f1bc9
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11720
Language:
English

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